In the fall of 2014 I applied for the Hertz fellowship. Below is an outline of my preparation and interview experience, which was written immediately following the interview in the Spring of 2015. This is a crosspost of an article I had originally written for my personal blog, which has since been discontinued. When I transferred the post to Medium, I opted not to re-edit the post so as to keep it as true to my feelings immediately following the interview as possible.

This year I was fortunate enough to be invited to interview for the Hertz Fellowship. In this…

Tyler Shimko

Graduate student in Genetics at Stanford.

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